Only three month’s after it’s publication, Adam Stower’s Troll and the Oliver, has been shortlisted for the Peters Book of the Year, in the picture book category. The shortlist is created by librarians who nominate their favourite children’s books of 2013 from the 10,000 books that they review each year. If, like us, you’re a fan of Adam’s delightful book, we’d like you to vote for Troll and the Oliver please.
Published by Templar, Troll and the Oliver is also receiving some amazing reviews – we particularly like this one from the online children’s book magazine Books for Keeps. Reviewer, Jill Bennett writes:
“…Adam Stower has a deft touch. His wonderfully expressive illustrations abound with witty details– the sight of woeful Troll clutching a snowman’s head and the Oliver dashing away clad only in his underpants having used his garments to clothe the snowman decoy – is hilarious. His text is as lively as the pictures… Add to all this the cut away cover at the front, the tasty cupcake recipe at the back and the half-page in the middle which releases Troll from his hiding place to grab the Oliver. This is sure to become a story time favourite.”